Harvard station (Metra)

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Harvard Metra Station, looking northwest
Location 1 North Ayer Street
Harvard, Illinois
Coordinates 42°25′12″N 88°37′03″W / 42.4199°N 88.6175°W / 42.4199; -88.6175Coordinates: 42°25′12″N 88°37′03″W / 42.4199°N 88.6175°W / 42.4199; -88.6175
Owned by Union Pacific
Line(s) UP-NW
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Pace Buses
Structure type Brick
Parking Parking lot operated by City of Harvard
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone M
Opened 1993
Passengers (2014) 275 (avg. weekday)[1]
Rank 125 out of 236[1]
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
Terminus Union Pacific Northwest
Harvard Branch
toward Ogilvie

Harvard station is a Metra commuter rail station in Harvard, Illinois. It is the terminus of the Union Pacific/Northwest Line. It is the only Metra station located in the M zone, and is the farthest Metra station from Chicago at 62.8 miles (101.1 km).[2] The station contains a parking lot operated by the City of Harvard. A coach yard is adjacent to the station and is used to store trains during weekends and overnight hours. It is the only Metra station on any line located in fare zone M. Trains that travel to Chicago pass through an entire fare zone to reach Woodstock, although there is no intermediate stop as no stations are located in zone L.

Being Chicago's most northwesterly commuter rail station, the Harvard station attracts commuters from the Rockford and Belvidere region of northern Illinois as well as South-Central Wisconsin.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 808 Crystal Lake/Harvard


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